I’d like to hookup the serial/USB cable to get some more detailed debugging that is not possible with just printing messages to the cloud. However, my current project uses 800+ LEDs , and with that a 60 amp / 5V power supply that is powering both the LEDs and the Particle.
I worry about now connecting the serial/USB cable into the laptop that there is come potential for that voltage to get into the computer and kill it… I also can’t really disconnect the LED power and just power from the computer for fear that it will then try to power 800+ lights out of the laptop’s power, drawing too much current and frying it.
Not sure if there is a way around this? I’ve looked into a network based debugging/syslog library that may be the solution. Any other ideas/advice?